Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How To Sneak In 60 Minutes Of Exercise Without Going To The Gym

To keep the weight off, studies are showing you need as much as 60 minutes of exercise a day.  If that sounds impossible, remember this, you don't have to spend an hour at the gym to get the exercise you need.  You can sneak in physical activity a few minutes at a time.  Here's how:

If you work at an office, or are going to the store, park farther away from the entrance.  
The extra walking can give you 5 minutes of exercise.

Take the stairs instead of the elevator.  

This can add 10 minutes more.

During your lunch break, take a 15 min. walk.  Ask a coworker to join you.
At home, squeeze in 15 min. of heavy cleaning,

Or gardening,

Or playing with the kids.

After dinner, take your dog for a 15 min. walk.

While watching TV, do 5 min. of situps during commercials.

All of this gets you to the 60 minute goal-without going to the gym.

1 comment:

Quick Workouts said...

Walking - I briskly walk 1 to 2 miles a day and I lost 30 lbs in about 4 months. Eating better was also a major factor.

Gardening - I have to laugh at that because the weather was nice this weekend where I live (mid 70's) and I was pulling a few weeds and planting flowers. On Sunday I could barely walk. So yes, gardening is a great workout.

I also found a workout that uses 10 exercises at only 5 seconds each. Says it's the World's Fastest Workout. That sure beats 60 minutes. lol

Have a great day.

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